Rob Mathes:  Christmas is Coming
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With Special Guests Vanessa Williams, Michael McDonald, David Sanborn, and Ossie Davis.

This production was produced by Rob in partnership with Eaglevision Productions on location at SUNY Purchase College just outside of New York City.   In addition to Bob Conover directing, and Susan Conover directing the 4 switched iso's, Conover Production Services provided the technical coordination and mobile facilities, through Lyon Video, as well as the crew for the show.

Executive Producer Michael Macari
Producer Bruce Colgate
Director Bob Conover
Iso Director Susan Conover
2nd AD Katherine Ray
Technical Manager George Schak
Technical Director Tom Clark
Audio Remo Denardo
Phil Magnotti
Video Tim Cereste
Jon Pretnar
Videotape Ryhaan Cannock
Camera Chris Luppi
Scott Herde
Kevin Roche
Jim Nassetta
Jib Camera Bill Scammon
Ernie Jew
SteadiCam Steve Consentino
Vari*Lite Operator Laura Frank
EIC JChris Wollet
Maintenance Engineer Brent McCoy
Production Manager Ted Beyer
Utility Frank Bourassa
Tucker Herberich
Makup Kathleen Richards
Wardrobe Mary Beth Hipps
Production Assistant Jesse Ullman
Stage Manager Ray Burn
Assistant Stage Manager Marina Pau
Assistant to Mr. Macari Cynthia Tenney

Singer/Songwriter/Composer/Conductor Rob Mathes rehearses with the orchestra and choir before the show Sepcial Guests Vanessa Williams and Michael McDonald get in some last minute rehearsal with Rob at the piano as Keyboard Player Ricky Knudsen follows along World renown bass player Will Lee (Late Night with David Letterman) sets up for the concert.  Will's energy was a great addition to the production, both onstage and off!
Michael McDonald sings "Go Tell It On A Mountain" David Sanborne Joins Rob on stage ISO Director Susan Conover and TD Tom Clark in the control room area of the new Lyon Video Mobile Unit
Lighting and Production Designer Bruce Colgate Head Utility Tech Frank Bourassa makes a few final connections Camera Operator Kevin Roche checks shots during rehearsal
The Lyon Video truck performed beautifully, and the expanded production area has enough room in the control room for LOTS of people! Video Engineer Jon Pretnar reminds us that it takes TWO to shade this many cameras! The tape area is pre-cabled for ten tape machines...for our show we used 1 Digital Beta VTR and five BetaSP VTR's, as well as 2 VHS machines.  The four ISO machines audio tracks were used as back-ups to the 40 tracks of digital audio recorded on (5) DA-88 machines!
The Production Crew!

 

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